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on: June 22, 2019, 11:24:19 PM
The Lighthouse is Robert Eggers'  follow-up to his 2015 The Witch.



No trailer or specific release date yet for this (sometime 2019), but just look at this publicity image! Eggers is intent on walking the tight rope over the Chasm of the Ridiculous to the place he wants to go and I love it. From what I understand from reading the reactions of those who've seen it, he pulls it off...again.

This is the movie I'm most looking forward to so far this year.



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Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 08:59:52 AM
Well this is looking very interesting, I love Dafoe's voice.

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Reply #2 on: July 30, 2019, 09:33:26 AM
Is this a Dreyer film?


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Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 09:48:19 AM
This looks amazing.
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 08:21:58 AM
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 08:50:59 AM
CANNOT. FUCKING. WAIT.
He held on. The dolphin and all the rest of its pod turned and swam out to sea, and still he held on. This is it, he thought. Then he remembered that they were air-breathers too. It was going to be all right.


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Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 09:01:02 AM
Yeah man I keep playing this trailer over and over, could not be more excited.
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #7 on: October 20, 2019, 04:40:47 AM
WHAT


eward

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Reply #8 on: October 20, 2019, 09:47:19 AM
...what.
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #9 on: October 20, 2019, 09:58:04 AM
What.
I'm so many people.


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Reply #10 on: October 20, 2019, 04:23:11 PM
wut
That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.


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Reply #11 on: October 20, 2019, 06:05:43 PM
This was incredible. I emerged soaking wet.
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #12 on: October 20, 2019, 10:22:59 PM
i was amused by this.  found its brilliance to be maddeningly intermittent.  at its best it flaunts a style as substance, over the top baroque overindulgence reminiscent of the scarlet empress but this is definitely a case of the sum of its parts being significantly greater than the whole, at least for me.  performances are great/nuts, and i laughed quite a bit.  definitely worth seeing. 

day after hindsight revision:  this has gotten better the more i sit with it, but it was a bit more of a chore to sit through at times than the witch ever was.   still, really good.  eggers is solidly 2 for 2.


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Reply #13 on: October 21, 2019, 02:05:14 PM
This was really really cool. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen in a theatre with a great sound system.


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Reply #14 on: October 29, 2019, 04:02:27 PM
canít say I understood every bit of dialogue on first viewing, much like The Witch, not that that matters, the gist of the action is overt enough for some words to fly over your head. loved it, eyes glued to the screen in fascination of something this different and out there, a pastiche of loony and disturbing sequences played ad nauseam, upping the insanity ante with each revolution. Dafoe and Patterson are incredible, some career best performances, but Eggersí meticulous accuracy of speech and setting is jarring, from limericks to sailor songs, the authenticity pays off wondrously. at a certain point it was almost like watching the most sadistic version of a Tom and Jerry cartoon. will watch again ASAP, but really looking forward to watching this with subtitles, to get it all in. 

hard to imagine a two man movie sustaining interest to this extent. movie fucking rules. itís out of control good. the b&w is perfect, canít imagine the thing hitting its notes in color. Eggers is a beast. the shit he gets away with is as rare for a movie with this caliber of actors as can be. the dude does whatever the fuck he wants and it all amazingly works to damn near perfection.